From: Stuart Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Dec 11 2008 - 02:56:35 MST
Side-stepping the probabilities issues, two points:
1) What are exactly the risks involved here? Having a brief second sun
in the sky wouldn't cause much in terms of permanent damage to the
planet. Even a longer lasting Jupiter detonation will cause major
ecocological damage, but will be survivable.
2) If the risk is of a deliberate detonation as an act of war, or
terrorism, then we needn't bother much; we should be working on the
political or surveillance situation for the human species, as I don't
see how a detonation of Jupiter would be more of a risk than the other
weapons people will have develloped in the meantimes.
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